Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Discovering the Coral Reefs of Cebu in Philippines

Coral reefs, untouched nature, and astounding adventure are waiting in Cebu, Philippines. This is a paradise island with reefs teaming with life. The island has been blessed with year-round pleasant, sunny, and tropical weather. You can almost always find the sun in Cebu, Philippines. Pristine beaches, and spectacular reefs are just one of the reasons to dive Cebu. Cebu is actually an area of several islands, each with their own flavor of amazing reefs. Well over 2,000 species of fish call these reefs home. With the help of experienced and dedicated Cebu dive masters, the perfect dive can be arranged. Come on over to the coral reefs of Cebu, it is time to dive!

Another island paradise in Cebu is Mactan and several other smaller islands. The Mactan area offers fantastic shore-based diving and a rich diversity of dive sites. Some sites have steep drop-offs, colorful coral mountains, beautiful steep slopes, and large shelves. You may see beds of sea-grasses, and some dives enter caves or wrecked vessels. There are two wrecked vessels in the area. Mactan is an amazing place to dive.

The coral reefs, so full are life, provide amazing opportunity to view fish, coral, and flora. For those who aren’t divers, most of the resorts provide a snorkeling option. Each of the islands of Cebu have a different mix of hard and soft corals, flora and fish. One of these spectacular sites is Moalboal. It is a paradise for those who love to snorkel. Just step outside your resort and you are ready to explore.

Here you will find some of the most impressive reefs in the Philippines. The coral reefs are located at the location of a very steep wall. Here you will see hard and soft corals, and many species of smaller and medium-sized fish. If you have a good day, you may encounter Whale Sharks. Sea Turtles are almost always spotted. Adventure is waiting at the coral reefs in Moalboal Cebu, Philippines.

The coral reefs of Cebu, Philippines are full of opportunities for adventure. If you are looking to see the underwater world, then look no farther than Cebu. There are countless adventures waiting for your arrival. Why not plan your Cebu vacation today?

Feast on the Beach

After scuba diving offshore on a remote island, we came back to a feast on the beach. Cebu in Philippines has many diving resorts and they know how to treat their divers well. This was no exception, as we came back to an amazing feast. What a magnificent feast it was. The tables were set up right on the sand. They are complete with table cloths and a whole array of the freshest food available. The Philippines, like all of Southeast Asia, serves only the freshest sea food and vegetables.

Cebu is a divers paradise. The island is beautiful and the beaches are amazing. After a day of outstanding diving, it is wonderful to come back and find your private feast on the beach. The diving is marvelous on this outer islands, as well as off the main island also. The Thresher Shark dives off Monad Shoal are fantastic. But can anything compare to this feast on the beach. It is a feast fit for a king.

What are some of the best things to eat in Cebu? When I think of good Filipino food, I think of pork and chicken dishes. If you like pork, this is is sure to please. For starters, Zubuchon lechon (whole roasted pig) seems to be a favorite. Divers in the know, like to add Zubuchon lechon to their feasts on the beach. The Filipinos love pork and they are experts on preparing this dish. It is delicious.

The skin of the lechon is as crispy as chicharon. Chicharon is a dish generally consisting of fried pork belly or fried pork rinds. ChicharrĂ³n is often made from chicken, mutton, or beef. The Filipino’s have a special way to get the lechon as crisp as Chicharron. They puncture the skin of the lechon while it is cooking to get the crispiness.

Chicken Inasal is another favorite dish to serve on the beach. It is chicken marinated in a mixture of lime, pepper, vinegar and annatto. Then it is grilled over hot coals, basting with the marinated sauce often. It is served with rice and white vinegar and soy sauce. This is a favorite dish in the Western Visayas region of The Philippines. It is a favorite of most of the dive resorts on Cebu beach. It is highly recomended for those after dive feast on the beach.

No matter what you choose for you feast on the beach, if it is chicken or pork, you can not go wrong. There are many different dishes and ways to make chicken and pork dishes. If you like chicken and pork, they are sure to please.

As for beef and lamb, they are also good. They do well on most all dishes that are made with meat or fish. They add many vegetables that come fresh from their gardens. The fish comes from the sea daily. The Philippine Islands are renowned for their scrumptious food. I don’t think you can go wrong with most things on the menu.

So as you are preparing for your next Cebu diving adventure, be sure to include a feast on the beach.